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  US adds 115,000 jobs in April, fewer than expected
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Last EditedGaear Grimsrud  May 04, 2012 12:05pm
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News DateFriday, May 4, 2012 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe US economy created 115,000 jobs during April, down on the previous month and fewer than analysts had expected, official figures have shown.

However, the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% from 8.2% in March, the Labor Department said.

Employment has been rising for the past eight months, but the jobless rate has been stuck above 8% since early 2009.

The weak report pushed US and European shares lower, with the Dow Jones index falling 150 points, or 1.2%, to 13,056.
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